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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year dragon 
Chinese New Year is the biggest event on Melbourne's Chinese calendar, bringing with it two weeks of celebration and festivities.

Chinese New Year has a long tradition in Melbourne, and includes fifteen days of cultural festivities, starting with New Year's Eve and culminating two weeks later with a Lantern Festival.

Feasting, firecrackers and the awakening of the dragon are just some of the traditional festivities in Melbourne's Chinatown.

Join in and explore Melbourne's rich Chinese heritage as Chinatown comes alive in stunning hues of red and gold.

Visit chinesenewyear.com.au to find out more.

Chinese New Year at Melbourne Star - Thursday 19 February 2015, 6pm to midnight - Festivals

Chinese New Year at Melbourne Star

19 Feb 2015, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
In celebration of 2015 Chinese New Year, Melbourne Star is theming its LED light show 'Red and Gold'.
Chinese New Year at Fed Square - Thursday 26 February 2015 to Sunday 01 March 2015 - Festivals

Chinese New Year at Fed Square

26 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015, Federation Square
Join a vibrant Chinese New Year celebration at Fed Square to welcome the Year of the Sheep.
Hawker Style Market - Friday 20 February 2015, 4pm to 10pm - Festivals

Hawker Style Market

20 Feb 2015, Chinatown
Wafting aromas from Heffernan Lane will draw you into the hawker stall precinct where tasty Asian offerings abound!
Chinese New Year – Sunday in Chinatown - Sunday 22 February 2015, 11am to 10pm - Festivals

Chinese New Year – Sunday in Chinatown

22 Feb 2015, Chinatown
A Chinese dragon, lions, street performers and cultural activity will fill the streets of Chinatown on Chinese New Year Sunday.
Awaken the Docklands Dragon - Thursday 19 February 2015 to Sunday 01 March 2015 - Festivals

Awaken the Docklands Dragon

19 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015, Victoria Harbour
Visit Docklands during Melbourne’s Chinese New Year celebrations and watch Victoria Harbour come alive beside the 100-metre-long Docklands Dragon.
Chinese New Year's Eve Countdown - Wednesday 18 February 2015, 10:30pm to midnight - Festivals

Chinese New Year's Eve Countdown

18 Feb 2015, Chinatown
Countdown the Chinese New Year in Chinatown!
White Night in Chinatown - Saturday 21 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015 - Festivals

White Night in Chinatown

21 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015, Chinatown
Discover an all-night wonderland for all to explore during White Night in Chinatown.
Lumen Laneways - Monday 16 February 2015 to Sunday 01 March 2015 - Festivals

Lumen Laneways

16 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015, Chinatown
In Lumen Laneways, projected art will uncover Melbourne’s top bars hidden down Chinatown’s backstreets.
Chinatown Feast - Friday 27 February 2015, noon to 3pm - Food & wine

Chinatown Feast

27 Feb 2015, Chinese Museum and Chinatown Visitor Centre
Enjoy a long lunch on Friday afternoon at the Chinatown Feast, an outdoor celebration on Little Bourke Street.
Chinese New Year at Eureka Skydeck - Sunday 15 February 2015 to Sunday 01 March 2015 - Festivals

Chinese New Year at Eureka Skydeck

15 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015, Eureka Skydeck 88
For a lucky Chinese New Year visit Eureka Skydeck 88, the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform.

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